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Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling / Edition 1
     

Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling / Edition 1

by Theodore P. Remley, Barbara Herlihy
 

ISBN-10: 0135737184

ISBN-13: 9780135737187

Pub. Date: 07/25/2000

Publisher: Pearson

This is the first comprehensive book to approach professional issues in counseling from an ethical perspective and legal viewpoint. It addresses difficult subjects in a direct manner, and offers practical, realistic advice for practicing counselors. A clear explanation of the necessary credentials for counseling is also provided—including licensing, state

Overview

This is the first comprehensive book to approach professional issues in counseling from an ethical perspective and legal viewpoint. It addresses difficult subjects in a direct manner, and offers practical, realistic advice for practicing counselors. A clear explanation of the necessary credentials for counseling is also provided—including licensing, state certification, and national certification. Substantial sections are devoted to crucial areas—such as ensuring client confidentiality, keeping appropriate records, responding to subpoenas, dealing with clients who are a danger to themselves or others, counseling minors, and maintaining proper boundaries with clients and students. Coverage of cutting edge issues includes ensuring a diversity-sensitive practice, dealing with managed care problems, utilizing technology, and supervising properly. Model agreements that counselors can use and adapt for practice are supplied in all of the following areas: private practice, schools, agencies that serve mandated clients, evaluation situations, and community mental health agencies. For counselors in training and for counseling practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135737187
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/25/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Professional Identity of Counselors.
3. Diversity, Client Welfare, and Informed Consent.
4. Confidentiality and Privileged Communication.
5. Records, Technology, and Subpoenas.
6. Competence and Malpractice.
7. Boundary Issues.
8. Child and Adolescent Clients.
9. Counseling Families and Groups.
10. Evaluation, Testing, and Diagnosis.
11. Professional Relationships, Private Practice, and Health Care.
12. Issues in Counselor Education.
13. Supervision and Consultation.
14. Research and Publications.
15. Resolving Legal and Ethical Issues.
Appendix A: Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Appendix B: Contact Information.
Appendix C: Examples of Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Statutes.
Appendix D: Client Permission Form.
Appendix E: American Psychological Association Record Keeping Guidelines.
Appendix F: Client Request Form to Transfer Records.
Appendix G: National Board for Certified Counselors Standards for the Ethical Practice of Webcounseling.
Appendix H: Clinical Supervision Model Agreement.

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